Mystery 101 (2019– )
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An Education in Murder 

A young writer's research prompts the police to revisit a famous murder case that convicted Amy's colleague at Elmstead, so Travis and Amy get a second chance at clearing the professor's name.


Michael Robison


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Wagner ... Amy Winslow
Kristoffer Polaha ... Travis Burke
Robin Thomas ... Graham Winslow
Preston Vanderslice ... Bud
Dejan Loyola ... Blake Newman
Caitlin Stryker ... Linda McKinnon
Brenna O'Brien ... Ella Quincy
David Lewis ... Dwight Merrill
Peter Bryant ... Howard Clausen
Steve Bacic ... Mac McKinnon
Ashley Alexander ... Nicole Ford
Angela Moore ... Camilla Hines-Carter
Sofie Holland ... Docudrama Nicole
Ramon Terrell ... Frank Pool
Kirby Morrow ... Winston


Following her father Graham Winslow doing a public reading from the just released The Waving Flame, the latest in his successful Atticus Keller novel series, Elmstead College Literature Department chair Amy Winslow, a crime fiction specialist, and Garrison PD Detective Travis Burke, the two who have not only worked together on cases but have developed yet largely unspoken feelings for each other, are planning on going on their first date. The reading will be held at the bookstore run by Amy's former student Blake Newman, who dropped out of the Ph.D. program to focus on writing, he proud to announce to Amy he just having received his first publishing deal. Concurrently, Amy agrees to speak to young, aspiring writer Ella Quincy, who is doing research on a possible non-fiction book concerning Amy's former Elmstead College Literature Department colleagues Evan "Mac" McKinnon and Nicole Ford, he currently serving a thirty year sentence for her murder. The motive was purportedly over the ... Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


Jill Wagner was pregnant during the filming of this movie. Even though they tried to hide it, sometimes it shows. See more »


When Amy first visits Mac in prison, she implies that he grew his beard and mustache in prison. However, he is seen with the beard and mustache in the photos with Nicole which were taken before he entered prison. See more »


Follows Mystery 101: Dead Talk (2019) See more »


Who Can It Be Now?
Written by Colin Hay
Performed by Colin Hay
Licensed with permission by Compass Records
[Played in the opening pre-title scene]
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My favorite Hallmark original mystery series!
13 April 2020 | by AngelCullenSee all my reviews

This series is my favorite Hallmark Mystery series in large thanks to the chemistry between Amy and Travis! loved this one and Jill's pregnancy didn't affect the movie .. chill people, it's 2020! I really enjoyed this one and hope there are many many many more movies in this series!

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